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Obesity, faith, education and social justice

Posted on 1 June 2018

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Addressing the commercial determinants of health: David versus Goliath?
Tuesday 5 June
The rise in childhood and adult obesity is inequitable and avoidable; it urgently needs to be arrested and then reversed.

Public faith and the everyday ethics of urban life
Wednesday 6 June
This lecture explores conservative evangelicals’ everyday efforts to ‘go public’ with their faith – including their countercultural teachings on gender, sexuality, and other religions – and how their efforts are shaped by their sense of themselves as a persecuted minority in a secular city.

Education and social justice: Investigating gender-based violence and social mobility
Thursday 7 June
Professor Paul Wakeling and Professor Vanita Sundaram talk about social mobility and sexual harassment in education.

Liminal landscapes: People and place in the work of Winifred Holtby and Philip Larkin
Thursday 7 June
This lecture will explore some of the ways in which Winifred Holtby and Philip Larkin drew upon the landscape of Holderness to explore themes of identity in terms of the relationship between people and place.

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